Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
El cambio climático está acelerando la frecuencia y gravedad de las sequías, generando desafíos tanto para los encargados de políticas como para la población a nivel mundial. Este informe de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo; Kearney, Matthew C.
Risk mitigation instruments such as guarantees are attractive options for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals because they provide a way for multilateral development banks (…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Moreno, Nancy; Vetter, David M.; Vetter, Marcia F.
The purpose of this book is to analyze non-traditional financing schemes for public investment in infrastructure, focused in particular on capturing the capital gains of urban land. This study shows…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Moreno, Nancy; Vetter, David M.; Vetter, Marcia F.
El propósito de este libro es analizar esquemas no tradicionales de financiación de la inversión pública en infraestructura, enfocados particularmente en la captura de las plusvalías del suelo urbano…
Sep 2016
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Jeun, Inkyung
Modern society cannot evolve and operate without critical infrastructures, most of which have become dependent of internet connectivity for a variety of information management, communications, and…
Sep 2016
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Jeun, Inkyung
Modern society cannot evolve and operate without critical infrastructures, most of which have become dependent of internet connectivity for a variety of information management, communications, and…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Lewis, James Andrew
Access to the Internet increases productivity, national income, and employment. Access to information catalyzes growth. However, these opportunities come with risk. Digital technologies are not…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Lewis, James Andrew
El acceso a Internet provoca un aumento de la productividad, del ingreso nacional y del empleo, y el acceso a la información cataliza el crecimiento. Sin embargo, estas oportunidades también…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Lee, Sang Keon; Kwon, Heeseo Rain; Cho, HeeAh; Kim, Jongbok; Lee, Donju
This case study is one of ten international studies developed by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), in association with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for the…
May 2016
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
This paper documents that seasonal temperatures have significant and systematic effects on the U.S. economy, both at the aggregate level and across a wide crosssection of economic sectors. This…
May 2016
Author(s): Cañón, Oscar; Vaca, Claudia P.; Giedion, Úrsula; Díaz, Ana M.
Esta nota técnica profundiza en el concepto de la priorización del gasto público en salud entendida como un sistema, con el propósito de resaltar la relevancia de la coordinación y articulación entre…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Lerner, Josh; Tighe, James; Dew, Steve; Bosiljevac, Vladimir; Leamon, Ann; Díez-Amigo, Sandro; Garcia-Robles, Maria Susana
In April 2015, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, commissioned the research team to prepare a report on the effectiveness of some…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe; Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Harris, Jeremy; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Iannuzzi, Patricia
This report presents estimates of Latin American international trade flows in 2015 and an update through the first quarter of 2016. Prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-…